Originally Posted by Nightfisher
If you don't mind, start your own wise crack thread. This thread is about Marine Electronics, particularly here - a Safety Shut-Off wireless device.
So I am trying really hard to understand why you want to make something that
already exists in the market.
The Raymarine product effectively does exactly what you are proposing your
product would do. It doesnt start a strobe flashing in a specific location
on the boat, although its no doubt possible to do that as it starts an audible alarm.
And it doesnt shut off the outboard, as you propose,
but I cant help feeling that would be a tad inconvenient
and in some circumstances dangerous when someone on your boat is trying to recover you.
Please can you explain what your unique selling point is over the Raymarine
I read about your remote steering quest for the electric outboard, but thought
why couldn't I steer the boat with the main outboard like a rudder,
if the electic outboard is mounted on the bow ? I have seen aux engines on
transoms with little clearance between them and the main outboard,
so they are locked off in the straight ahead position if required,
and the main outboard does the steering.
And then I read about the Mina Kota I-pilot system, which is a remote control
wireless system thats fits to the trolling motor and gives you control with a handset
whether bow or stern mounted, using GPS it will keep you over the same spot,
a clever piece of kit. Seems like you could have saved yourself a bit of time and effort there.
You know a lot of the guys on this forum are very experienced boaters, and
would be your hardest people to convince about a new product.
They dont suffer fools gladly and can be gritty sometimes, so dont
be discouraged, it just makes you think about what your going to post
a little more I find.
I applaud your efforts to improve anything safety related,
so really am intrigued as to what is new special or different about
your MOB tag idea. It's just that after 5 pages into the thread
am still not seeing it.